I do not have any record of a Woodard Applewhite, married to a Sarah, in my database - or a Mary Isabelle, but that combination sounds very familiar. I have checked a couple of other lines, as well, with no luck. I did find a very little something on John C. Luper and Mary Jane McColsky, not McCloskey. The address is
I don't believe it'll be much help to you, but, if you haven't already seen it, it's a start. I will keep your query in mind, as I am a "amateur buff" on this subject, and am always looking for new lines and connections. In the meantime, I wish you luck! Contact me anytime. Stay in touch and collaborate with me, if you like.